Proverbs 12: King James Bible
A Good Word – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twelve, Verse 25
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – A Good Word
There is nothing like a word in season, to lift the heart of anyone. Instantly I’m thinking the question ought to be, are we purveyors of a good word, or a part of the problem concerning a heart heaviness condition?
Which side of that line do you fall into? There is a third option here, which is for you to be taken out of the equation by saying or doing nothing to anyone. That way, you can’t hurt anyone or make a person’s heart stoop even further.
On the other hand, you’re not available to convey a good word either. Deciding to be on the sidelines in life’s arena is an easy option to pick. That’s why it’s the wrong one.
The Lord expects us to get some skin in the game, and bench warmers tend to not care about what the Lord would rather them do. I believe that choosing not to help someone out, even with something as simple as a good word, is a missed opportunity to serve the Lord.
Isn’t it right, for us who depend so strongly on the Father to do good things for us in one way or the other, to seek to do good where it may be needed? We are the people, who have the distinct privilege, to be beneficiaries of “the good news” (the Gospel).
If there isn’t anything that comes to mind concerning a good word in season, to help bring someone’s countenance up, what’s wrong with the good news of Christ Jesus? The Gospel is so packed with promise and power, we’re actually doing the downtrodden a disservice, by not sharing it with them prayerfully.
In my opinion, some of us need to be on the lookout for opportunities to pull someone up, instead of constantly being on the lookout for someone else to pull us up. There is a reward for blessing others, and there’s no easier way to do that, than with the things that come out of our mouths.
On the other hand, we can do a profound amount of damage with our mouths as well. It is a decision that we’ve spoken of in previous devotions.
We can decide to build others up, or we can decide to tear others down. We’re given the power to do both. However, one will give you the kind of attention from the Lord that you’d like to have from him. The other will also grab his attention, but not the kind of attention that you’d like. Choose life.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 13: King James Bible
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
2 Thessalonians 2: King James Bible
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Thank you for all the good things that you’ve shed toward us. Should we be found in a situation, where you require anything of us to do in your service, please make it clear. And should you will for us to have something to say to the downtrodden, to have a part to lift them up, give us the words to speak, through your Holy Spirit, so that we may be all the better servants in your eyes. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever missed an opportunity to give someone a good word in season?
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